I absolutely loved this book. It was a bit hard to get into, but once you start "getting" it, the author has a wonderful style. She really made me love Mariamne - who seemed to have a wonderful, dry sense of humour. The thoughts expressed in this book are so profound, and I found it to be a wonderful theory of the life of Mary Magdalene and what it may have been like to walk and talk with Jesus.
Great book,a new way to see Mary Magdalene.Loved every page.
I really loved this book... eagerly awaiting the third (this is the first) in her series. (Sorry, I'm not swapping my copy!)
While the story was interesting enough as I was reading it, I put this book down about half way through and could barely force myself to pick it up again. I did eventually finish it.
I recommend the work of Elaine Pagels to those who want a rigorous, but not dry, non-fiction work that deals with much of what Longfellow touches upon.